Rodea: The Sky Soldier Flies Out With A New Trailer

By Spencer . November 25, 2014 . 12:37am

After being shelved for a couple of years, Rodea: The Sky Soldier is back as a Nintendo 3DS and Wii U game. Prope, a video game studio led by Yuji Naka, originally developed the game for Wii, but even though the game was finished it was never released.


The new version of Rodea: The Sky Soldier looks more action packed compared to the original game. Flight scenes look faster and Rodea uses his spin attack more often. Rodea also carries a gun, which players could aim using the Wii remote in the original game. Kadokawa Games also got a new theme song, "Forever" from Chay.


Rodea: The Sky Soldier is slated for release in spring 2015. Here’s a look at the unreleased Wii version for comparison. This will be included as a bonus with first print copies of the Wii U version in Japan.

Here’s the original trailer:

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  • XypherCode

    The soundtrack is amazing!

    As far as visuals go, I think they’re still using Wii assets here and just hi-res’d for Wii U. Don’t get me wrong it looks very good. :)

    • Kalis Konig

      Yeah I was going to say the same. Hope this does well though. Really would love for it to hit the west.

    • ネオフォトン ~ Neo

      It does look like they’re reusing those Wii assets, but as you mentioned… as long as it’s still playable, it’s not much of a fault.

  • Serge

    It feels so good when you see the Wii U logo in a third party game.

    • E.T.993

      I wish the game could get localized,though. XSEED!

      • GH56734

        No, they said they won’t.

  • Suicunesol

    I like the old theme song a little bit more.

    But it’s nice to see this thing finally come out.

  • Go2hell66

    getting some kid icarus vibes. on that note would love to see a kid icarus game for wii u

  • Leonard Norwood Jr.

    Kadokawa Games lends a hand from what I’ve seen from the text. Yuji Naka must have been making sure this game gets a chance to be released. Going from Wii to Wii U and 3DS. Well good to see he hasn’t given up until the day this game gets released. As a person who loved the original Sonic the Hedgehog that he and staff created, I am going to give this game a go when it comes out.

  • Cephrien

    My god.. its like– Sonic, NiGHTS and Panzer Dragoon being reborn all at once.

  • oh wow that looks pretty good

  • Namuro

    Looks good! I hope you can fly freely in this game! Can’t wait to play it.

    Also, the screaming in the beginning reminds me of Haseo, somehow…

  • ネオフォトン ~ Neo

    I’ll still picking up the 3DS version as an import. If it gets localized, I’ll likely buy the Wii U version provided I have one of my own by then.

    • HarakiriKami

      If you buy the wii U version you get a wii version too

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    I hope Nights makes a cameo

  • هاكو ممممممممم

    wow this reminds me of gravity rush on ps vita alot

  • Sleepyhead

    it looks like what we’d get if Final Fantasy had a child with the Tales series and it was raised by Gravity Rush and taught by Nights

  • Vyse Legendaire

    The trailer looked way too hectic to make out how the game even plays.

  • I loved everything I saw of it before, so I’m super excited for everything so far. The trailer looked fun. Almost too much going on, but I kind of enjoy that at times. I like being able to see more of the world and story presented too. ♥

    • Ric Vazquez

      This game is pure hype, can’t wait.

      • I know, hopefully it’ll be localized! ♥

  • Well, it’s not threatening Hexadrives’ Final Fantasy Type-0 HD for best remaster or anything. The lighting is still flat & simplistic. A lot of the textures and geometry still look like a Wii game, just output at a higher res. And the framerate isn’t shooting up to 60fps+ like it should. But then again, it is also being made available on the 3DS… and the art style looks great (especially the color usage). Plus, the most important stuff – the gameplay – still seems potentially really awesome.

    Though it doesn’t seem to be quite as fluid and interesting as the Wii game’s original “arcing lock on”-take on flight. I mean the original game looked like if someone mixed up Sonic’s homing attack with Zone of the Enders’ flight combat, and threw in some of NiGHT’s drill dash — it looked like the Reese’s Peanut Butter cup of free-flying platforming! The new take doesn’t quite look as good to me… at least not in the new trailer.

    Whatever. I’m just glad the game is coming out. The game itself is one I want to play. I hope it releases over here eventually by someone. Well, I hope it’s good first. Let’s see how it reviews in Japan. Hoping for the best!

  • awat

    reminds me abit of Kid Icarus

  • Ric Vazquez

    Wow this shit got me feeling mayor hype, localize please, anybody! LOLZ

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